May 22nd, 2013 by admin
IMC GAMES reveals images from their latest MMORPG ‘Wolf Knights’ for the first time through its official Facebook. It has been known as ‘Project G2’ before.
IMC GAMES did not reveal detailed information about the game yet except these 8 screenshots, the logo and the a few artworks. Based on screenshots, they hinted us that Wolf Knights is set in medieval times with enhanced graphics.
IMCS GAMES is introducing its official Facebook page(https://www.facebook.com/wolfknightsonline) to interact with fans.
May 16th, 2013 by admin
This week must be a horrible time for XL Games, the developer and publisher of Archeage.
A user who could not find how to do User Authentication for Archeage visited XL Games office to solve the issue. However, there have been arguments between a user and an employee. An employee from Human Resource team fought with the user while they are talking and insulted him. The user recorded all the conversation and uploaded it to a community. It soon went spread among several Archeage communities and became a huge issue.
They fought each other because the user showed violent actions because the employee did not willing to help him to solve the issue. However, most gamers from Archeage communities said it is XL Games fault because they cause the problem first and not treated a user as their customer when a user visit the office instead swear at him.
As a result, Jake Song, CEO of XL Games issued an apology and punished some employees. The employee who fought with the user is fired while some of his superiors at the team are suspended and received the salary cut. XL Games promised they will provide better customer service.
May 15th, 2013 by admin
Wemade generated $53.3 million in revenue during the 1st quarter of 2013. It is 71% up from the previous quarter and the highest record for the revenue for a quarter for Wemade. The main contributor is Windrunner, Android based mobile game.
61.5% of the revenue is from Mobile games. Windrunner recorded 10 million download in very short time and was ranked #2 for the revenue in Global Google Play chart. Windrunner for LINE recorded 7million download as well. Touchfighter and Everytown have been popular, too.
Wemade plans to release 10 more mobile games during 2nd quarter and 30~40 until the end of the year.
May 14th, 2013 by admin
Bluehole Studio is preparing for the next TERA. The studio announced that they are recruiting developers who will participate in developing the next title.
The studio has innovated PC MMORPG with console-level graphics and free-targeting system in TERA. They are preparing the next evolution with their new project with the creator from TERA and Vindictus.
The studio is recruiting developers and artists through various filed such as Server/client programmers, UI designers, Background artists etc.
May 10th, 2013 by admin
RADA Studio, which CJ Games invested 100%, was closed.
RADA Studio was established by Yong Hyun Park who developed TERA in last November. With the studio closed, MMORPG project also has been canceled as well.
According to CJ Games “Yes, RADA Studio is closed. We proposed them to develop mobile games, but they do not want. So we both agreed to close the studio.” CJ Games invested about $723,000 so far on the studio.
Because CJ Games sold all shares of SOFTMAX who is developing MMORPG ‘The Was of Genesis 4’ in April, 2012 as well, people are questioning that CJ Games might consider scaling AAA MMORPG business down.
A person from CJ Games said “Our online game business strategy has not been changed. We have an internal MMORPG project, too.”